Damage Prevention Training for All Experience Levels at the Virtual MWDPTC

The Virtual Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference is less than two weeks away! Register now to attend a full day of online training on November 5. View the full schedule and session details to plan your day at the 2020 Virtual MWDPTC. You must register for the conference before registering for individual speakers and sessions…. Read more

Meet Your Damage Prevention Liaisons at the VMWDPTC

Indiana 811 and Kentucky 811 have new liaison teams that offer educational training and support for damage prevention stakeholders in Indiana and Kentucky. We’re excited to share that liaisons from each state will be hosting sessions at the Virtual Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference (VMWDPTC) to formally introduce themselves and talk about training opportunities available… Read more

Plan Your Day at the Virtual MWDPTC

The Virtual Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference (VMWDPTC) is about two weeks away! The full event schedule is now available online. The VMWDPTC will offer a variety of educational training sessions constructed for all damage prevention stakeholders such as excavators, locators, member utilities, emergency responders and more. Session descriptions and learning objectives can be found… Read more

You’re Invited to the First VIRTUAL Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference!

Please join us for a day of damage prevention education at the 2020 Virtual Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference (VMWDPTC), hosted by Indiana 811 and Kentucky 811. On Thursday, November 5, 2020 damage prevention stakeholders from around the country will gather virtually to attend live sessions led by nationally renowned speakers and regional leaders in… Read more

The Story-Telling Brain: John Brix Returns to the Virtual MWDPTC

John Brix, the highest rated speaker from the 2019 MWDPTC, will be returning to the virtual conference this year to discuss “The Story-Telling Brain.” This session will help you to manage both everyday anxiety and stress that can occur on jobsites, such as balancing safety concerns with production expectations and time constraints. Tune in on… Read more

Teaching Your Customers About Private Utilities

Indiana 811 Members: As you may know, some underground utilities on personal property will NOT be marked by Indiana 811 member utilities because they are private utilities and not owned or operated by Indiana 811 members. To illustrate the differences between private and public utilities, please visit Indiana811.org/myutilities. You will find more information and examples… Read more

Preview Indiana 811 and Kentucky 811’s NEW ticketing software

In Spring 2021, Indiana 811 and Kentucky 811 will be implementing a new ticketing software platform, which will modernize the locate request system and benefit utility members, locators and excavators. The software platform, Exactix by 4iQ Solutions, is the most widely selected and fastest-growing platform for US 811 notification centers. Exactix will provide Indiana 811… Read more

Safety at all Costs: Introducing VMWDPTC Featured Speaker Mercedes Ramirez Johnson

The Virtual Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference (VMWDPTC) is less than a month away, and we’re looking forward to a full day of education and networking with fellow damage prevention professionals. With the safety of our communities and underground utilities the focus of our industry, Indiana 811 and Kentucky 811 are proud to introduce a… Read more

VMWDPTC Announces Commander Kirk Lippold as Keynote Speaker

Indiana 811 and Kentucky 811 are proud to announce this year’s Virtual Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference keynote speaker: Commander Kirk Lippold, USN (Retired). Commander Kirk Lippold, USN (Retired), was the Commanding Officer of the USS Cole when it came under a suicide terrorist attack in Yemen on October 12, 2000. He will mark the… Read more

October 2020 DIRT

8-11 Day Recap During its first socially distanced 8-11 Day, Indiana 811 was busy virtually reminding Hoosiers to contact 811 before digging. Through tactics such as a social media campaign, radio advertising and media relations, Indiana 811 was able to reach all corners of the state with this important safety message. Social Media Social media… Read more